East Matagorda Bay
GOOD. 78 degrees. Select a day with moving tides and winds that you can handle. Wading the mid-bay reefs or Bird Island for redfish is great using live shrimp or croaker. Speckled trout are plentiful around the flats on shrimp or mullet. Black drum are great using Bass Assassins around vegetation or deep structure.
West Matagorda Bay
GOOD. 78 degrees. The north shoreline is excellent for redfish on live shrimp or mullet. Speckled trout have been great on soft plastics in the grass flats.
GOOD. 78-79 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are great late morning around sand near drop-offs and potholes. Topwaters and shrimp are excellent methods. Black drum are good on crab around vegetation. The flounder are good on live mullet around the rocks.
GOOD. 81-82 degrees. Redfish are good on shrimp, Kwiggler, and topwater around the flats. Speckled trout are good in the grass on shrimp.
GOOD. 83-84 degrees. Bull reds are very active and are caught on live shrimp or mullet. The north jetty and Redfish Bay is great for redfish and speckled trout on live shrimp or cut mullet. Black drum are good on crab or topwaters. Flounder are good on minnow and moving along the shoreline and around rocks.
GOOD. 81 degrees. Unchanged. The delta is excellent for speckled trout, redfish, black drum, lots of limits using soft plastics. With the incoming tides, a lot of the fish are pushed into the channels. Flounder are good around the docks and channel edges and are good on soft plastics.
GOOD. 86-87 degrees. Speckled trout and redfish are in the deeper water around 7 feet. Redfish are still feeding behind large schools of mullet in the flats and are good on mullet. Topwaters have been best for black drum early in the morning around grassy areas or structures.
GOOD. 81-82 degrees. Again with the storms in the gulf keeping our waters higher than normal. Take advantage of this and fish areas you can’t normally fish throwing kwiggler willow tail, topwater and gold spoons where the water and grass meet reds and trout should be plenty. Flounder in the east cut using kwiggler paddle tails and gulp. As the sun gets higher, move out to the deeper flats for trout and reds fishing potholes with kwiggler ball tail. State snapper good.
GOOD. 82-83 degrees. Redfish and speckled trout are both great on shrimp under a popping cork or mullet. The jetties also remain a steady spot. Black drum are in big numbers and will continue to form in stained waters, and speckled trout are good along the shoreline and will be best on artificials or blue crab.
GOOD. 81 degrees. Unchanged. Redfish have started bunching up to attack the shrimp along the edges of the grass. Speckled trout have been in the shallow water near grassy spots and are best on shrimp under a popping cork. Sheepshead are fair on minnow around the rocks. Flounder will be in the back marsh feasting around the drains. Black drum are good on blue crab around deep structure or grass.